The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank - 52 58
Contract jobs citing System Testing 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.23% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.30% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
System Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
435 332 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.54% 75.11% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 185 270
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 60
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) TestDirector
3 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Ant
3 6 (60.00%) JUnit
3 6 (60.00%) JDBC
3 6 (60.00%) JSP
3 6 (60.00%) Servlets
3 6 (60.00%) Struts
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 6 (60.00%) Automotive
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 6 (60.00%) JRules
3 6 (60.00%) WebFOCUS
3 6 (60.00%) Checkstyle
3 6 (60.00%) Marketing
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) AccuRev

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) WebFOCUS
2 4 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) AccuRev
1 6 (60.00%) Ant
1 6 (60.00%) Checkstyle
1 6 (60.00%) FindBugs
1 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (60.00%) JUnit
1 6 (60.00%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (60.00%) Automotive
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (30.00%) J2EE Applications Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Java Applications Developer
5 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (10.00%) JSP Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) J2EE
1 6 (60.00%) JDBC
1 6 (60.00%) JRules
1 6 (60.00%) JSP
1 6 (60.00%) Servlets
1 6 (60.00%) Struts
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (60.00%) Pair Programming
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) COBOL
4 4 (40.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) REXX
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Rally